RESOLVED: The Steam servers are too busy to handle your request. Error Code (2)

So… I’ve been experiencing issues with installing new Steam games for a while now.  I’ve found a bunch of posts that seem to suggest the typical solutions where you rename the ClientRegistry.blob, verify the game cache, re-install steam, etc.  None of these seem to resolve the issue where you attempt to launch a game for the first time, the “completing installation… 0%” window appears and then you receive a message box that says, “The Steam servers are currently too busy to handle your request. Error Code (2).”

There’s two things I found that may be connected to this, and both seem to involve having Visual Studio installed on this machine.

After installing the two following Microsoft updates, the installation was able to complete without issue:

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